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Amazon critic nominated for panel that can veto NYC project : Amazon critic nominated for panel that can veto NYC project

Feb 04, 2019 - The Canadian Press

ALBANY, N.Y. - A leading critic of New York subsidies for Amazon's plan to build a second headquarters in Queens was nominated Monday to serve on a state board with the power to reject the project, driving a wedge between opponents of the state's financial backing and supporters like Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Sen. Michael Gianaris of Queens has called the plan to award Amazon billions of dollars in tax credits and direct grants "offensive" to residents and taxpayers struggling with aging subways,...